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(post comments) The Web engineer's online toolbox #16

izuzak opened this issue Nov 18, 2012 · 22 comments

(post comments) The Web engineer's online toolbox #16

izuzak opened this issue Nov 18, 2012 · 22 comments


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@izuzak izuzak commented Nov 18, 2012

This issue is reserved for comments on the blog post The Web engineer's online toolbox. Leave a comment below and it will show up on the blog post's Web page. Thanks!

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@tastycode tastycode commented Nov 19, 2012 Provides a list of URLs that simulate a variety of network connectivity issues. Slow response, unresolvable dns, 404 and several other tools.

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@hughesey hughesey commented Nov 19, 2012

Another useful site for the toolbox: - A collection of free, useful DNS tools.

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@nemec nemec commented Nov 19, 2012

I've found Fiddler to be invaluable for web development.

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@lonelycode lonelycode commented Nov 19, 2012

A load testing service should always be part of your toolbox, not just checking page weight, (this may be biased, I'm the founder), so would also recommend adding something like Loadzen

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@woutersmet woutersmet commented Nov 19, 2012

I got another one of the 'everyday' category: free private repository hosting!

While github is nice, it's everything but free for your private source control hosting needs. Luckily there is:

  • for free private git + mercurial (does anybody still use that?) hosting
  • for free SVN hosting
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@sjparkinson sjparkinson commented Nov 19, 2012

+1 for Fiddler.

For multi browser screenshots I find to be brilliant.

There is also for the 'monitoring' category.

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@duncanbeevers duncanbeevers commented Nov 19, 2012

Scriptular and Rubular for testing regular expressions in JavaScript and Ruby, respectively.

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@duncanbeevers duncanbeevers commented Nov 19, 2012

JSFiddle for prototyping and sharing JavaScript.

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@Dreen Dreen commented Nov 19, 2012

+1 for jsFiddle, cant live without it
Some from me:

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@dam2k dam2k commented Nov 19, 2012

You could try, a OrientDB based HTTP/REST powerful database on the cloud

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@ipartola ipartola commented Nov 19, 2012

Similar to and PingDom, is my project

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@reuf reuf commented Nov 19, 2012

  1. I like more than
  2. Reset all css to zero before doing your own:
  3. 960 grid system: - Generator:
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@eik3 eik3 commented Nov 19, 2012

And my personal favorite app, not only for documentation:

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@iignatov iignatov commented Nov 19, 2012

There's actually a similar "live list" of web development tools. It's called The Toolbox, made by Sacha Greif. If anyone is interested, the source code is on GitHub.

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@SachaG SachaG commented Nov 20, 2012

Thanks for mentioning The Toolbox! But I should mention its source code is just the WP source code, there's nothing special there (and it's not open source, sorry…).

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@kentbrew kentbrew commented Nov 20, 2012

Surprised nobody's mentioned, or are you all past it? Also, helped me figure out that my server wasn't doing the right thing with .manifest files when I started messing around with offline iPhone apps.

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@eschembor eschembor commented Nov 20, 2012 - to check that you are getting or returning valid JSON

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@redkestrel redkestrel commented Nov 22, 2012

A couple of projects I have:

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@izuzak izuzak commented Nov 24, 2012

Hey everyone -- thanks for all the excellent suggestions!

I've updated the list with several new tools, most of which you (or the people on HN and reddit) have suggested:

Some of the suggested tools that were suggested but didn't make the list are:

Also, thanks @iignatov for a pointer to The Toolbox, that site looks really awesome! I just wanted to create a list focused more on Web engineering (protocols 'n' stuff), less on Web site design.

Thanks again, everyone! Let me know if you come across any new tools.

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@DocumentRoot DocumentRoot commented Feb 11, 2013

For the last section I would suggest site with many interestings. Also there is a vim/emacs-killer of the century -, it replaces me lot of things from your list.

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@phstc phstc commented Jul 31, 2014

There's also PutsReq, which allows you to record the requests and write the responses using Javascript.

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@gs-ajain gs-ajain commented Sep 3, 2018

I like to suggest beeceptor. It is multi-purpose tool. building mocked api responses, named endpoints, inspecing request and response payloads.

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